Kate Middleton wore a festive ensemble while promoting a royal Christmas concert.
People reported that the Princess of Wales, 40, appeared in a new promo for “Royal Carols: Together at Christmas,” The Royal Foundation’s upcoming second annual Christmas carol concert.
In the promo, which aired Sunday evening, she stated:
“Join us this Christmas Eve for a very special service at Westminster Abbey, full of festive carols and beautiful performances, as we celebrate what makes this the most wonderful time of year.”
Middleton also shared images from the promo on her and Prince William’s official Instagram and Twitter accounts.
According to Elle, she wore a sparkling red gown with lacy, semi-sheer sleeves with floral appliqués and a cinched bodice in the photos. She previously wore the Needle & Thread ensemble to a state reception in January 2020.
Royal fans praised Middleton’s appearance and expressed enthusiasm for the Christmas concert.
“Our Princess looks so Christmassy. I can’t wait to watch her carol service.”
“We can’t wait! The Princess of Wales looks so beautiful.”
A third one wrote:
“From the USA, you set a great example for all young girls and women with your service mindset, dignity and perseverance. Thank you!”
A fourth person opined:
“A role model of duty, service and dignity.”
The upcoming Christmas concert at Westminster Abbey in London will be a royal family affair, as Middleton will be joined by Prince William, King Charles, and Queen Consort Camilla.
The Princess of Wales will organize the festive event, which will bring together other members of the royal family, charity staff, community volunteers, frontline workers, military personnel, and others to “celebrate the joy that human connection can bring,” according to a release from Buckingham Palace.
The palace continued:
“This year’s carol service is dedicated to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the values Her Majesty demonstrated throughout her life, including duty, empathy, faith, service, kindness, compassion and support for others.”
“These principles are shared and personified by the inspirational guests who have been invited to the Abbey in recognition of their tireless work to help and care for those around them.”
Middleton will host her first Christmas concert at Westminster Abbey in 2021 to honor the efforts of individuals and organizations across the United Kingdom who helped their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The second installment of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Netflix docuseries will be released on the same day as Middleton’s Christmas concert, prompting journalist Jonathan Kearsley, a U.S. correspondent for Nine Network Australia, to speculate that the Sussexes and the royal family are in a “publicity battle.”
The journalist said:
“A week after [the first volume], the next three episodes drop, and on that very day, King Charles and Camilla will be joining William and Kate in a show of unity at a carol service as those final three Netflix episodes go.”
“The one thing you can guarantee right now is that certainly, these divided sides of this royal family are not singing from the same song sheet at all. This is very much an image fight over publicity. It is an image fight over a legacy.”
“Royal Carols: Together At Christmas” will be recorded on Thursday and will air on Christmas Eve at 7 p.m. ITV1 broadcasts at EST.